The float and float valve are a bit temperamental on the 184.
I have to clean the fuel inlet valve (which is controlled by
the float valve) at least once a year, otherwise gasoline will
leak past it and the carburetor fills up.
I've replaced the valve twice in the 10 years I have had mine,
and I always shut off the gasoline at the sediment bowl and
let the engine run until it runs out of gasoline. Otherwise
I might find a puddle of gasoline on the floor/ground.
> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 00:10:56 -0000
> From: "tiresmoke216" <tiresmoke@...>
> Subject: Hard starting 184
> Hi, I have a 1978 184 that I use for mowing. It starts fine on the
> first start of the day but when I shut it off to take a break it
> starts hard( cranks fine, hits but starts hard ) acts like it might
> be flooded. Any ideas? I gave it a tune up about a month ago but
> it did not solve hard starting! Thanks
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